2016: Year 6 in books

Happy 2016!

I’m not continuing this goal for another year, but I will continue to read. As I said near the end of 2015, to try to beat the number of books I read the year before, I need to sacrifice studying Japanese. Since I need to learn Japanese in order to survive in Japan, that’s what I’ll be doing.

It won’t stop me from reading books (or listening to them), it just means that the time I spend on books will be less than normal. At this point, I’ve been listening to them as I try to fall asleep at night, or after a long day at work, on my way home on the train.

All of that being said, I will still note and keep track of the books I read here. And who knows, maybe I’ll even be able to make it into the 30’s again this year. We’ll see.

2015: 33 books
2014: 39 books
2013: 35 books
2012: 23 books
2011: 49 books

01. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan (Jan 15) (review)
02. Mrs DallowayVirginia Woolf (Jan 23) (review)
03. So You’ve Been Publicly ShamedJon Ronson (Jan 27) (review)

4. 100 Years of Solitude,
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Feb 18) (review)

5. THEM: Adventures With Extremists,
Jon Ronson (March 14) (review)
6. Play it as it Lays, Joan Didion (March 21) (review)

7. The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan (April 7) (review)

8. Are you my Mother?, Alison Bechdel, June 8 (review)
9. The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan, June 27 (review)

This space between was me traveling and trying to listen to Japanese podcasts. And also new music.

10. The View From the Cheap Seats, Neil Gaiman, October 14 (review)
11. A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf, October 21 (review)
12. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Eleanor Coerr, October 23 (review)
13. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, October 29 (review)

(October was a good month for books)

(November was not)

14. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, 
Amy Schumer, December 20 (review)
15. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling, December 22  (review)

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